Martes, Hunyo 26, 2012

DIY Ice Cream Colors

Just want to share what I did to make the twins memorize the colors., because I can see that Jeymie is having hard time determining the color. Like what she did when the teacher told them to color the apple with red, she colored it the fresh apple becomes a rotten one hahaha. I don't know if she insist on using the brown color or what..but I'm afraid she's having a color blindness haha Exaggerated mom!

Red apples turns brown apple(rotten apple)

So to help them recognize color I search the net on how to introduce colors.,

Ice cream Colors

Close Up:)
I made this in the office and when done I bring home and paste in our wall..The twins were too happy and participate in our color asking game maybe because they find the visual aid so nice hehe:)
So far so good one by one, I let them memorize the color and jeymie's ever favorite color was black! She's having hard time remembering brown and their ever favorite color was blue. If they don' know the color they just answer me it's blue mama..

I just wish this ice cream colors will help you recognize even just the basic colors.

Paying off..

I recently posted here that I'm sad because I was not able to send the twins in school for two consecutive days due to tight schedule..
So for this week we had our new schedule for the whole month only hehehe.. Every month we change schedules, and for this month I will not be able to send the twins every Friday because I'm on morning shift., Monday and Tuesday I will be Graveyard so it's fine and Wednesday and Thursday is mama's Day Off so no hassle. Mega Explain of my schedule talaga?! haha

So ayun na nga to pay off my guilt this Monday even though I'm kinda "bangenge sa antok" I promised that I will be the one to send you to school.. Plus Plus because it's also your Papa's Day Off  so imagine the fun in your face when you learned that mama and papa will send you to school? and this will be the first time your papa will see you in your uniform because for the first week of the class Papa is on day shift that's why he hardly sees you..and to pay off also papa assists you takes a bath and cooks your breakfast..

But the bad part is, Your too clingy to your papa to the extent that you make "arte" especially ate Jeymie when were already in the school you want your papa to come inside the room with you, but your papa don't want to go inside so just to have you enter the room I accompanied you and you don't want me also to go out even though I have lots of "Palusot" Like wiwi lang si mama..but when you already have your activity and your already busy as a bee with your colors I escaped, good thing you didn't notice it hehe.

So while outside the room me and your papa conclude that it's not a good idea to have him accompanying you to school. That's why if only we had a choice we will never let it happen that papa will be the one sending you to school. 

So today even your papa is still at home because his shift is also graveyard, he was left at home to clean the house and I'm the one sending you to school,. Because we all know that your a little bit afraid to mama than your papa..

Sharing our pictures with your Papa:

We love you Ate mie mie and ate jeychelle..Papa and Mama were doing their best to give you the life you were dreaming of.. There will be a time that mama or papa will not be there beside you but always remember that even though were not there personally, in our minds and in our hearts your always there.

BC Bloggers Meme: 5 Things You Want to do Before You Get Old

If there is one thing we can be certain of, it's that we will all be oldies then Die...

I will be sharing things I want to do before I get Old.

Love and Time(Quality Time with Family)
As parents we strive to support our families both financially and emotionally.  It is easy to lose sight of our priorities when our careers demand so much of us.  Granted, each one of us must make a living to support our families, but we must also take into consideration our family's emotional well-being. Like most things in life worth having …it doesn't come easily. Unfortunately, the clock is ticking and each day we come closer to our children heading off to college, getting married, and having their own responsibilities. Looking back on family night will be a great memory for everyone. Not to mention the impact it will have today, to bring your family in a little closer and enjoy each other's company now, while you are all under the same roof. 

Professional Interest
Find a job that would truly love, enjoy doing and excel at.
Start up our own business or book rental store because I so love love to read. and of course for financial stability too.

Tour the whole Philippines
I'm not a traveler but then I wanted to see and discover the beauty of our country and of course I want to do it while young to eliminate more body aches., because I know when you age its the time you experience lots of "aches" and you don't really enjoy traveling..Oldies now a days wanted just to rest rest and rest hahaha..And when I get old that's the time I will just reminisce the places I traveled. 

Do Something Stupid
Nobody is perfect, and life is pretty boring when you live strictly by the rules.  Learn from your mistakes and better yourself, so that the next time you’ll make the right decision.and I believe in the saying that "If you never had a mistake, you never tried anything new"
Life is all about risks and it requires you to jump. Don't be a person who has to look back and wonder what they would have or could have had. No one waits forever.

Let Go Of Your Past and Forgive
You live now, every new day is a new chance for a better life. Make the most of it.
When you’re ready, forgive someone who has done something bad to you.At the end of the day, forgiveness is much more powerful than hate and forgiveness will bring a sense of relief and happiness for both of you.

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned the hard way that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, or end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's to happen next.

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Huwebes, Hunyo 21, 2012

Just sad:(

I just want to share this, I'm sad today I will not be able to accompany my twins to school due to sudden change of work schedule, the sad part of a working mom..I promised pa naman that I will "always" be the one to accompany them to school but sad to say I failed at this early 6th day of school pa lang! I know I can't really promise that I will be there every time they go to school because I have work but then Before hand I already convince my colleague that if ever I will have an AM schedule if they will forbid we will swap, because my twins schedule is 8:30-10:30AM., some of them agree but there are circumstances that they don't specially if they will also have things to do., and I can't do anything but to feel sad.

I don't know If I'm just being "maarte" or what but really I feel lonely and worried, It's not that I don't trust my mother and niece who will be the one to accompany them but I just feel secured if I will be the one..
Sorry ate miemie and ate jeychelle if mama can't be there today, I know mas happy pa kayo kasi iba ang magahahatid sainyo and you will not feel that mama is not there..but then I'm worried kasi baka kung san san na naman mapunta mga things niyo like nung summer class niyo na hindi ako ang nakakapaghatid sainyo lagi nalang nawawala mga gamit niyo, basta kapag hindi ako ang naghatid asahan na yan may kapalpakan kayong gagawin,.

Now I'm here at the office, thinking of you., at this moment naliligo na kayo and nagpreprepare na going to school.I hope maging good girl kayo today.Before I left the house I prepared everything you need, from uniform, socks, shoes and your baon and bags so lola will only need to assist you take a bath, tie your hair and go, I just want you to feel that even mama can't make it today I'm still the one who prepared your things.

I hope that I will be granted the schedule that fits your schedule so that we will not have hard time specially me "madramang nanay niyo"..

Good luck babies! Enjoy the day.While mama will be busy calling and calling your lola and ate diane for updates if I'm also there.Ang hirap kaya! but we have no choice hay!

Sharing my twins pic:)

Miyerkules, Hunyo 20, 2012

BC Bloggers Meme: Things That Make You Happy

Happiness is more than just the absence of stress.There are a lot of things that make us happy, that make us smile.

In today’s modern, fast-paced world it’s really hard sometimes to unplug from the stresses and strains of life to find things that make us happy. As adults we have a lot to deal with; bills to pay, children to feed and errands to run. For many of us it’s really easy to be down and unhappy about life. Sometimes there’s nothing better than just having time dedicated solely to the act of making you happy.

So here’s a list of great things that don’t cost anything but can  make me  happy. All they cost is time.

1. My faith and all that goes with it.
2. My family.especially my twins laughter and smile.
3. Paying off a bill.
5. Reading a good book.
6. Friends…I don’t know what I’d do without them.
7. Learning about something new. Something I didn’t know before.
8. a comfortable pair of jeans and a comfortable t-shirt.
9. curling up in bed with a good book.
10. unconditional love.
11. good samaritans.
12. My hubby makes me so happy! I love him lots and lots!!!
13. Snuggling up to my hubby on a cold night…or any night, for that matter.
14. Fitting into a smaller size. Yes!
15. attaining a goal
16. when my hubby is in a good mood
17. finding money in my coat or jeans pocket
18. being home alone
19. good music
20. JESUS!
21. A good nights sleep next to hubby
22. Watching a good tv show with my husband.
23. Laughing!  It may seem redundant…but it’s true.  I love to laugh.
24. Helping others to feel good.
25. The holidays. Holidays are always a happy time, mainly because it is a time to get together with friends and family.
26. Spending time with my family or friends.
27. My twins milestone and achievements

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Miyerkules, Hunyo 13, 2012

First day in Nursery for school year 2012-2013

Yes, today marks the first day of school for the twins:) Rainy first day of classes!

Overcrowding is my concern.. 23 students for nursery class is to much for me,. They should split it up so the children get more attention. It's too much for one teacher. The student will be divided by 2 so 12-11 in a class, So tomorrow we will be having a meeting on who's to be in the 9-11 class and 11-1 class..I will be choosing 9-11 same as their summer class, it fits my work schedule..Before we go home I already told their teacher that I will choose that schedule and  I just want to make sure that we will have slot.. Additional for overcrowding were the parents/fetchers..I think parents were really excited for the first class that the whole family was there to accompany the kid.I saw one kid whose parents were their and also the grannies and her sisters,.I don't want to be "nega" but its too much as if its graduation already haha:)

Jeymie just wasn't excited about the first day of class, she doesn't want to wear her school uniform, she wants to wear the P.E uniform,I think she's not comfortable with the dress type uniform, knowing my twins they really don't want dresses their not comfortable with it.

Jeymie even make "pupu" in their first day haha, imagine that good thing I asked diane, my niece's Wife to accompany us because aside from rain I'm sure I will have hard time dealing with Jeymie and I'm right! good thing they have soap in the CR and I'm always ready with alcohol and extra undies.:) If you have kids you must always be ready and bear in mind the What IF's"..She  doesn't want me to go out of their room also, so what I did I let her doodle in her extra paper and that what makes her agree.. so the whole 2 hours went smoothly on her..

Lets talk about jeychelle, actually I don't have any problem with jeychelle, she's been so cooperative and nice.. One look and she'll be tamed.. and I thank her for that., she's the one whose making me sane especially when jeymie is really cranky!.
Here are a few pictures of my as she begins her new school year.

Jeymie may "topak"

twins with their bag

Mr. Pogi?



In the room

In the room

 break time-Jeychelle

Break time- Jeymie

I don’t know how the next years of their primary school life will go, but I hope they will  always be enthusiastic about school. It sure makes things easier :)

I don’t remember my first day at school, even though I’m sure I was incredibly excited. Can you remember your first day at school? Or your kids’ first day?  Looking forward to hearing some of your stories.

Sabado, Hunyo 9, 2012

Twins with their Baby Alive

Last Christmas, Me & my sister planned to give Baby alive as gift to the twins, because whenever they see it in TV in a commercial they always call my attention., they said they want like that..I thought they really like it so I tell it to my sister & hubby and we decided to share 50/50 because Baby alive is pricey huh!! especially that we need to buy 2 because for sure they will not agree to share for one baby alive so imagine 1 piece of baby alive cost P3800?!! OMG  times 2 its 7600..I know its not practical but We I really wanted it for by October I  ordered 2 piece from my office mate whose friend is in the US, By November the doll arrived.., But I kept it and decided to give the present on night of xmas eve..

So here comes Xmas.. They were so excited seeing the box..I wrapped it so that they will have thrill opening the gift.

They were shouting as they open their gift..You can see the happiness and excitement in their faces.

Here are other pics of twins with their baby alive:)

For the first month, they can't let go of that doll..they sleep with their dolls, eat and play..

But after a month, their not interested with the doll anymore.. and the expensive doll was just being left anywhere in the house as if its no worth at all.So I decided to keep it in our cabinet, maybe when they know how to treasure the Dolls I will give it to them but for now I will just keep it..

Just want to share the gift of their lola, one expensive gift also..A microphone, where in Dora sings..its nice actually maybe my twins will develop their singing talent but their using their microphone as weapon "Pambatok sa ulo nila pareho". So like the doll I also kept this microphone., I'll just give it to them when they know how to use it properly.

 For me, I will not buy these kinds of stuff because its not practical, especially now that life's so hard..but for the twins happiness Go for it!! and it's a Christmas gift hehe "palusot" We'll be doing everything just for the twins to experience having a comfortable life but not so so much,.. hehe got it??!!



I know I have been rude many a times. Sometimes, you might feel that I just don't care. Today, I want to tell you how much you mean to me.

 I have always admired you and respected you for being the most upright person I have known in my life. I know you do not show your love for your daughters so openly but you love us a lot. I know I have hurt you a lot at times and let you down when you expected that I will prove myself. I am really Sorry , but I did what I thought was good for me. I take responsibility of every decision I made.

We might not have had a lot of interaction but you have made a maximum impact on the way I think and react. Your principles have been the guiding force in my life. I hope I will follow them all my life.

Best part about you as a father has been that you never really taught us anything. You just lived your life and showed us the path of rightful living. You provided us with all the essentials of good life and never made us compromise on anything. Without ever showing how hard it could have been for you to provide such a decent life to all of us.

May you be blessed with a long healthy life. May all the happiness in the world come and bow in front of you.

I Love you so much tatay:)



No matter how much I yelled and stomped, I always knew you loved me.

Thank you for always being there for me, for watching my back always, for listening to me and taking care of me when I was down. But most importantly thank you for loving me the way you do.
I feel so blessed to have a husband like you,. I am so thankful that my Kids are blessed with a father as caring, thoughtful, and supportive as you

I want to thank you for always putting our twins interest first. 

It makes my heart explode with love to see you with the twins, you are such a great Father . You are so patient, kind, smart, loyal, fun & loving! 

I couldn't survive parenthood without you! Thanks for helping me stay sane! 
I Love You Much:)



Huwebes, Hunyo 7, 2012

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Linggo, Hunyo 3, 2012

Everyday Clutter!

Tired of repeating and repeating these lines everyday that I just wanted to record and just played it everytime they need to clean up their mess. "Ligpit na ang toys" we will take a bath na blah blah blah and everything that I think will make "uto" the twins ..But with no effect! Hay...Everyday Clutter!

Sabado, Hunyo 2, 2012

Heepee Beerday Papeng!!

You have been the best thing that could have happened to me, giving me so much laughter, so much joy and so much love. So on you birthday, I’d just like to say thanks, and remind you of how very very much I love you.

Partners in crime:)
Thank you for being there for me.
Thank you for all the years that you have cared for me, for loving me selflessly.
Thank you for standing up for me and supporting me, even when the whole world is against me.
Thanks for every effort you make to bring a smile on my face.
Thanks for all the crazy things you do to make me laugh.
Thanks for doing so much hard work to make our future secured.
Thanks for all the love you have for my parents that they feel proud to have you as their son.
Thanks for all the little little lovely surprises you give me all the time even after all these years.
Thanks for always being committed to our love when things were tough.
Thanks for your faith and loyalty towards our love to make the relationship stronger by each passing day.
Thank you for giving me Jeymie & Jeychelle and for being a good father to them.
But most of all, thank you for marrying me and for loving me for the person I am.

Giant & Dwarf

We've had our arguments over the years and some of them brought me to tears
But more important are the good times we've shared the things you've done to show me you care.Yes, we have arguments now and then but our love endures through them all and most of them I can't even recall

I know ours was not a love marriage and I had my apprehensions. However, today, I am proud to be your wife. Surely, we have had enough of differences in this short period of time, but those little fights and bickering have only made our love go strong.
Today, I know that we are just made for each other;  I am sorry, if I have ever unknowingly hurt you. That was not at all intentional and I can fill up the bruise with all my love. Thank you for being there with me through every thick and thin, I cannot imagine a life without you now.

Mr & Mrs Laurilla

 I will forever be thankful to God for gifting me with you. You are not just my husband, you are my best friend. I know I can always count on you.

Happy birthday to the most wonderful husband in the whole wide world!
I Love you So much!

Biyernes, Hunyo 1, 2012

Preparing for school year 2012-2013

The first day of school can be challenging and perhaps frightening for the parent as well as the child.

My twins turned three last March. My husband feels very strongly about our twins not going to preschool and just starting kindergarten when they turns five.I attended preschool when I was  young but my husband was not, so my husband doesn't feel it's important.

For me There are advantages to preschools, primarily that they are the foundations for academic learning.The presence of other children and a wide variety of materials are two big reasons why a preschool is a good thing.The chance to interact with other children is the benefit of preschool, Interacting with other children means learning how to wait, how to take turns, and how to listen.Young children learn social skills when they interact with other children. These social skills are critical to a developing personality.

I believe preschool is beneficial and can do many things that will help children be successful when formal school begins.

And I can say that my decision is right when I enrolled them in their summer class, they learned a lot.

And now, we are preparing for the "real" schooling. We've been preparing since the start of the year and it seems we're reaching for our goal.

We're 90% ready for the school year 2012-2013.. Last week, me and hubby do our school supplies shopping. We didn't bring the twins so no hassle.


2 for the twins

We had hard time deciding on what bag we will choose, We have many things to consider like the books so heavy, the comfort of the kids and especially if it will not become a toy for them.. Because I can sense that if we buy the stroller bag they will just play around as if they are push-pulling.
 A mama in me sense that it will not be beneficial if we buy the stroller bag because I know that they will just play for it inside their room..Once we we're in the mall they saw stroller bags and they can't stop playing push-pulling it, good thing the salesman is too kind not to spoil their "kakulitan"

Just sharing their "kakulitan" during our christmas shopping last December..

"pili-pili daw"

may nakasukbit na gusto pa yung malaki:)

As if bibilhin namin higit higit na nila

saying mama I want this:)

Iuuwi na nia talaga:)

Now, Do you think I will buy a stroller bag if I know that it will not be used as bag and it will be a toy for them.

 We decided to buy this bag, First the books will fit in and they will not need to put the books in an envelope.Second, Comfortable to bring, less hassle for mama since the twins cannot carry their bag, 
it's too heavy for them.Third, its Barbie,. Their favorite character..and additional is the color Pink and violet combination mama's favorite hehehehehe:)

their bags:)

 And since we bought two bags, the sales man give this barbie mug as free "daw" If I know this is really included in the package..Bad thing is I didn't  notice that he gave us different Style..The twins both opt to choose the Mug with barbie pictures because the other one is plain. We just brain washed one of them and say that simplicity is beauty.hehehehe
"free Mug"

Then we also bought the school supplies, I decided to stock on for pencils and papers since bookstore is kinda far from our house and we don't regularly go in a bookstore so better have stocks.

We decided to buy Large colors because during their summer class they break their colors into pieces and I thought that they will have hard time breaking the large colors.Hope so!
School supplies:)
 We also bought them socks which is not included in the pics I forgot:( We opt to buy burlington because of its comfy texture..Knowing my twins they don't want to wear socks because they feel irritated,. I don't know why.We also bought mini handkerchiefs, which is jeychelle's "bilin".

 And this is their shoes, we also had hard time choosing because they don't have sizes since the twins feet were kinda small..We wanted it to be barbie also but sad to say they don't have the size for the style we wanted. so we opt to buy in the disney princess and this is what we had.
their shoes

I can say that its much harder to shop for school supplies and other kids things than shopping for your own  because you wanted to give the very best for them.

I just need to wash their School uniform and we're ready! Yay I haven't covered their books yet because I'm still waiting for the sticker name I ordered.

Mama & Papa hopes that you will do good this school tear like what you've done in your summer class.
We will be here guiding you in every step you take.We Love you much much..Mama is so excited for the first day of school.. Busy making list of baon to be and for your breakfast::)

So  much for this preparation..hehehehe

My twins very nice artwork!!!!

Nanay and I went to Market. I asked my tatay, their Lolo to watch over the twins. When we came back after maybe 2 hours.. they made our house a big coloring book..tatay just make "daldal daldal" , di daw masaway gnun gnun, ako pa ang sinisi bakit ko daw binigyan ng color hay!! Kids this age!! Wala nman ako choice kahit paluin ko sila anjan na yan, maubos man boses ko diba so this week I planned to punish them by cleaning their own mess.. But many things happen!! Pasalamat sila nag school na sila kaya wala pang tym na maglinis.. Kaya gang ngayun ganyan ang wall namin puro sulat!

outside our house:(

Really nice.. They make our wall their big white board!!

Even their pics!! I'm just glad I covered it with plastic, the picture was safe!!

See!! they love colors!!

Even our chair was not exempted!

their chair!!

sayang effort ko:(
 See this!! I printed this, colored and paste in our wall when we're still potty training, Now that they are now potty trained see what they done!! katwiran pa,alam na daw nila yan!! pwede ko na daw tanggalin! marunong pa sa mama nila diba?!
Sabi nga nila pag may toddler daw sa bahay hindi maiiwasang magulo ang bahay! WATTA tama nga dalawa pa naman ang toddler namin kaya malamang sa malamang hindi lang magulo kundi parang "ginera" talaga